Video Abstract: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care for Youth with Chronic Diseases: Youth, Caregiver, and Provider Perceptions

Video Author:Vivian W. L. Tsang

Published on:October 28, 2021

This study takes an innovative approach to investigate the needs of young patients as they age out of paediatric care. Specifically, this three-phase mixed-methods study directly includes youth as co-researchers (YCR) from the creation of research objectives and implementation to data evaluation and knowledge translation. Challenges exist with siloed transition programs. It is important that comprehensive community support related to the pre-transition, transfer, and post-transition care of young patients be included in order for transition to be successful; a brilliant pre-transition preparation process is futile if post-transition care is unavailable or inadequate.